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Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman

Guy Vardaman is a stand-in performer who often appeared in the role of Darien Wallace on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also served as photo double for Data during the majority of the show's run, from the first season's "The Big Goodbye" through the final episode, as well as for Star Trek Generations. Additionally, he was a Research Consultant for the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry.

Hailing from Glendale, California, Vardaman spent a good part of his life in San Jose. He grew up watching Star Trek: The Original Series, becoming a huge fan of the series. He never dreamed that he would become a part of the Star Trek universe himself.

To support himself while he was in school, Vardaman joined the Screen Extras Guild to acquire a part-time job. Less than two weeks later, while signing up with casting, he was spotted and approached for a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation. As it turns out, the man originally approached for the job was unavailable, prompting the need for a replacement. Despite some initial reluctance from the wardrobe department, Vardaman was fitted with an operations yellow Starfleet uniform and reported for work the following day.
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1930
Chuck Courtney is born.
1937
Ben Slack is born.
1938
Ronny Cox is born.
1948
Lenore Kasdorf is born.
1954
John Kretchmer is born.
1965
Fifth day of filming on TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before". During shooting a swarm of wasps appears on the set, causing panic among the cast and crew, and stinging William Shatner and Sally Kellerman.
1968
Sixth day of filming on TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?".
Revised final script draft for TOS: "The Empath" is submitted.
1983
Jessica and Vanessa Bova are born.
1987
Seventh day of filming on TNG: "Code of Honor".
1990
Third day of seven filming the episode TNG: "Suddenly Human".
1991
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Darmok". Todays scenes were filmed on location at Bronson Canyon.
1996
Seventh day of filming on VOY: "The Chute".
1997
Fourth day of filming on VOY: "The Raven".
1998
Sixth day of filming on DS9: "Shadows and Symbols".
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Once Upon a Time".
2001
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "Strange New World".
2002
Third day of filming on ENT: "Minefield".
2003
Third day of filming on ENT: "Extinction".
2004
Seventh and final day of filming on ENT: "Storm Front".
2007
David Clover dies.
2011
Chip Mayer dies.
2012
TNG Season 1 Blu-ray theatrical showings are held.
2015
Twentieth day of filming on Star Trek Beyond.
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Christina Rydell is born.

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